Jules Gabriel Verne
(February 8,1828 – March 24,1905) was a French author who pioneeredthe science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870),A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), andAround the World in Eighty Days (1873).Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air traveland practical submarines were invented, and before practicalmeans of space travel had been devised. Heis the second most translated individualauthor in the world,according to Index Translationum. Some of his bookshave alsobeen made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne, alongwith Hugo Gernsbackand H. G. Wells, isoften popularly referredto as the "Fatherof Science Fiction".